search cityguideny

Events in NYC

Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

02/12/12

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) Map

212-997-4144

Official Web Site

12-02-2012 12:00:00 12-02-2012 12:00:00 America/New_York Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys Now 84 years old, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley has been performing professionally since he and his older brother Carter formed a band in their native southwestern Virginia in 1946. Between that date and 1966, when Carter died, the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became one of the most celebrated bluegrass groups in the world, rivaling in popularity such titans as Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. After Carter's death, Stanley shifted the band's musical emphasis from hard-driving bluegrass to an older, sadder, less adorned mountain style. As a bandleader, he nourished such young and promising talents as Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Larry Sparks, and Charlie Sizemore, all of whom eventually graduated to distinguished solo careers. While he has long been revered by enthusiasts of folk, bluegrass, and country music, Stanley has in recent years been commanding the kind of honors due a musical original. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2006, and in 2003, he shared with his friend Jim Lauderdale a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The year before that, in 2002, he won Grammy Awards for Best Country Male Vocalist Performance (beating out Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Lyle Lovett and Ryan Adams) and Album of the Year (for his featured role in the soundtrack of the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?). In 2001, he was the subject of an admiring profile in the New Yorker, written by novelist David Gates, who gathered material by traveling with Stanley for months. He is also the central figure in the D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus documentary Down From The Mountain (2000). Currently over 65 years into his performing career, Stanley still maintains an active touring schedule and continues to release albums. His recent recordings include A Distant Land to Roam: Songs of the Carter Family (2006), Mountain Preacher's Child (2007), Can't You Hear the Mountains Calling (2009), and A Mother's Prayer (2011), his latest release. He also published his story - the tale of perhaps the greatest living patriarch of old-time mountain music - in his 2009 autobiography, A Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=102686 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.

Now 84 years old, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley has been performing professionally since he and his older brother Carter formed a band in their native southwestern Virginia in 1946. Between that date and 1966, when Carter died, the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became one of the most celebrated bluegrass groups in the world, rivaling in popularity such titans as Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. After Carter's death, Stanley shifted the band's musical emphasis from hard-driving bluegrass to an older, sadder, less adorned mountain style. As a bandleader, he nourished such young and promising talents as Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Larry Sparks, and Charlie Sizemore, all of whom eventually graduated to distinguished solo careers. While he has long been revered by enthusiasts of folk, bluegrass, and country music, Stanley has in recent years been commanding the kind of honors due a musical original. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2006, and in 2003, he shared with his friend Jim Lauderdale a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The year before that, in 2002, he won Grammy Awards for Best Country Male Vocalist Performance (beating out Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Lyle Lovett and Ryan Adams) and Album of the Year (for his featured role in the soundtrack of the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?). In 2001, he was the subject of an admiring profile in the New Yorker, written by novelist David Gates, who gathered material by traveling with Stanley for months. He is also the central figure in the D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus documentary Down From The Mountain (2000). Currently over 65 years into his performing career, Stanley still maintains an active touring schedule and continues to release albums. His recent recordings include A Distant Land to Roam: Songs of the Carter Family (2006), Mountain Preacher's Child (2007), Can't You Hear the Mountains Calling (2009), and A Mother's Prayer (2011), his latest release. He also published his story - the tale of perhaps the greatest living patriarch of old-time mountain music - in his 2009 autobiography, A Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times.

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.

Upcoming Events at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

The James Brown Soul Revue - 04/21/17 - 06/09/17

Beatles Brunch - 04/22/17 - 11/25/17

- 04/23/17 - 11/26/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 04/25/17 - 11/28/17

Reggae Fest - 04/29/17 - 05/27/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 04/30/17 - 11/26/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 05/02/17 - 11/28/17

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes - 05/05/17 - 12/02/17

Beatles Brunch - 05/06/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 05/07/17 - 11/26/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 05/09/17 - 11/28/17

Beatles Brunch - 05/13/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 05/14/17 - 11/26/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 05/16/17 - 11/28/17

Beer & Taco Friday - 05/19/17 - 05/26/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 05/21/17 - 07/30/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 05/23/17 - 11/28/17

The Smithereens - 05/26/17

Beatles Brunch - 05/27/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 05/28/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 05/29/17 - 09/25/17

Lulu - 05/30/17

Eric Johnson Electric Band - 05/31/17

Ambrosia - 06/01/17

Prodigy of Mobb Deep W/ Live Band - 06/02/17

Beatles Brunch - 06/03/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 06/04/17 - 11/26/17

Candy Dulfer - 06/05/17

Gary U.S. Bonds 9th Annual Birthday Bash - 06/06/17

Prince Birthday Celebration W/ Nyc's Funkiest Band Days of Wild - 06/07/17

Brand X - 06/08/17

Robert Cray Band - 06/09/17

Beatles Brunch - 06/10/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 06/11/17 - 11/26/17

B.O.B - 06/12/17

Bobby Whitlock & Coco Carmel - 06/13/17

America - 06/15/17 - 06/16/17

Slam Allen - 06/16/17

Beatles Brunch - 06/17/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 06/25/17 - 11/26/17

Nrbq - 06/26/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 06/27/17 - 11/28/17

Leo Dan - 06/29/17

Beatles Brunch - 07/01/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 07/02/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 07/03/17 - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 07/04/17 - 11/28/17

The Wailing Souls - 07/05/17

Lyfe Jennings - 07/06/17

Beatles Brunch - 07/08/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 07/16/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 07/17/17 - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 07/18/17 - 11/28/17

20 the Fabulous Thunderbirds Feat. Kim Wilson - 07/20/17

Beatles Brunch - 07/22/17 - 11/25/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 07/23/17

Jon Paris - 07/24/17 - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 07/25/17 - 11/28/17

Marcy Playground & Dishwalla - 07/28/17

Beatles Brunch - 07/29/17 - 11/25/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 07/30/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/01/17 - 11/28/17

Average White Band - 08/04/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/05/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 08/06/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 08/07/17 - 09/25/17

Ted Nugent - 08/08/17

Maxi Priest - 08/10/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/12/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 08/13/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 08/14/17 - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/15/17 - 11/28/17

Andy Mckee - 08/16/17

Dru Hill - 08/17/17

Bootsy Collins & World-Wide-Funk Drive - 08/18/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/19/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 08/20/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 08/21/17 - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/22/17 - 11/28/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/26/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 08/27/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 08/28/17 - 09/25/17

Jon Parisb.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/29/17 - 11/28/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/02/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/03/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 09/04/17 - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/05/17 - 11/28/17

Eric Clapton @ Msg Tailgate Party Feat. the Bell Bottom Blues Performing the Music of Eric Clapton - 09/08/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/09/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/10/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 09/18/17 - 09/11/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/19/17 - 11/28/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/23/17 - 11/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/24/17 - 11/26/17

Jon Paris - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/26/17 - 11/28/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/30/17 - 11/25/17

This Week in NYC

(5/24-5/30) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

search cityguideny